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Steelers’ Secret Weapon: Renegade

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Larry-Richert Larry Richert
Since September of 2001 Richert has hosted the KDKA Radio Morning Ne...
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If you’ve ever been to Heinz Field, you know when it’s coming. The Jumbotron goes black, the sound system is silenced for a moment; and then, it happens: “Renegade.”

The effect of Styx’s “Renegade” playing at Heinz Field has turned the tide of many games, and even the Steelers themselves acknowledge the power of the song.

Larry Richert and John Shumway caught up with James J.Y. Young, a member of Styx, to talk about the Steelers’ secret weapon.


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